Meeting with Kutaisi Mayer and Akaki Tsereteli State University Rector about CMF3

On the 14th of February, 2023 the representatives of the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt)  and its coordination unit Sustainable Caucasus met with the Mayor of Kutaisi Mr.Ioseb Khakhaleishvili, and the Rector of the Akaki Stereteli State University Prof. Roland Kopaliani to discuss the upcoming Third Caucasus Mountain Forum devoted to tourism development perspectives and challenges in the Caucasus region. The Third Caucasus Mountain Forum under the name “Transdisciplinarity for Sustainable Tourism Development: Role of Caucasus Scientists” will be held on 4-6 July 2023 at Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University. 

The purpose of the meeting was to facilitate the joint organisation of the Third Caucasus Mountain Forum and give chance to scientists and academics, government experts, and practitioners to meet, exchange views on opportunities and challenges, and thereby enhance (sub)-regional dialogue and contribute to the better coordination of sustainable development in the Caucasus region.

We are expecting to host many leading scientists and practitioners working and promoting sustainable tourism development in mountain regions around the world.  SNC-mt seeks to improve research capacity for and within the Caucasus region and to link research to the needs of sustainable development and environmental protection. The CMF3 is a key opportunity to advance this work in the region and therefore together with our partners, we look forward to an intellectually stimulating and enjoyable conference in Kutaisi, historically one of the oldest cities in Georgia and Europe